There are three different types of name changes that include a legal name change, an assumed name change through marriage and a name change going back to a maiden name. When you are approved for a name change, you will be given a Legal Change of Name certificate that you will present to a registry agent. To go back to a maiden name you are required to present your original marriage certificate or divorce decree as well as your birth certificate. The Operator licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety act requires that if anyone changes their name, address or postal address they must make an application within 14 days of the change to have a new license issued. When changing a name on your license or address you are required to provide acceptable identification in addition to the driver’s license when meeting with an registry agent. If you are planning on having a sex reassignment surgery and need to change the sex on your driver’s license you are required to have a letter from the client to the Director of Motor Vehicles requesting the change of sex. The letter must include your full legal name, date of birth, current address, telephone number and must be signed and dated within the last 90 days. As well as a letter from your Psychologist or Psychiatrist who is an accredited member of any College of Physicians and Surgeons or College of Psychologists in Canada that you are under their care and that they agree it is appropriate for the change of sex. The letter must be signed and dated within 90 days.